There seems to be a boom of baby boys amongst my friends. Two friends are preparing to deliver baby boys in the near future, and another friend had a beautiful boy in the fall. (She had a Disney themed shower!)
One of the expectant couples met at their workplace (which happens to also be my workplace). The future parents are literally like the Angelina and Brad of the building. Everyone at work is very excited for this baby and once word got out that a baby was on its way, I started getting questions about when the shower would be.
With a guest list over 150, I could not not throw the shower alone. I needed help and needed people to pitch in. This shower also was in the middle of December so my schedule was also packed with holiday baking as well. Fortunately, everyone offered to bring/make something and the shower ended up coming together seamlessly!
I made baby onesie cookies for the shower. Because I had to make so many cookies I wanted to keep the design simple.
First I outlined the cookies using a #4 tip. Then I flooded the cookies with the blue icing. The cookies then had to dry overnight.
Once the cookies were dry I added the outlines of onesie with a #2 tip and made a pink heart with a #3 tip.
I love the simple look of these onesies. The one problem was that the blue frosting turned people's mouths blue. But no one seemed to mind too much since the cookies tasted so good.
(One of my favorite gifts! Yeah, we're a liberal group!)
6 cups all-purpose flour3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups unsalted butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream sugar and butter until fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients in separate bowl and add to butter mixture. Mix well. Put a handful of the freshly made dough between two sheets of parchment paper and roll to desired thickness. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Put the rolled dough, including the parchment paper, on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for 10 minutes or longer. Your dough will be chilled and ready to cut and bake with now wait and no added flour! Repeat with scraps after cutting cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 -10 minutes. Let cool.
Source: Fancys Flours
3 tablespoons Meringue Powder
4 cups confectioners' sugar sifted
6 tablespoons warm water
Beat all ingredients until icing forms a peak (7-10 minutes at low speed with a heavy-duty mixer, 10-12 minutes at high speed with a hand-held mixer).